Post-MFA dinner recs (for picky people)--help
Our picky requirements:
Son (eats burgers, pizza, plain meat--will eat lamb)
MIL (doesn't eat spicy things or dairy)
Husband (wants inexpensive because he is paying, but is a foodie and will eat anything)
FIL (never complains about anything)
Me (just want a good, interesting meal with no complaints from others)
Daughter (the more exotic the food, the better)
I was really hoping just to stop at Brookline Family Restaurant on the way home (love their food and pastries, and DS can get a burger there), but my MIL thinks it's too spicy.
We live in the western burbs but don't mind heading farther back into Boston if the food is worth it.
Brookline Family Restaurant
305 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445
I think Brasserie Jo would be a good choice for your needs. Everybody should find something they like. The food and service is good and it's not too expensive.
120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
How about Eastern Standard? Too pricey? Got the burger for the son, non spicy/seafood for MIL, offal for your hubbie, variety for you.
Is Trattoria Toscana open, high quality Italian, not too pricey.
130 Jersey St, Boston, MA 02215
528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Yeah, I ruled out Trattoria Toscano because it didn't seem like they had anything my son would eat. I'm ashamed to admit he doesn't actually fall into the little kid category anymore, but he's as picky as some 10 year olds, so I do try to find foods on the menu that would please someone that young. I keep hoping he'll outgrow this pickiness--he didn't get this gene from me or DH! In any case, since he decided to stay home, we could have gone anyway. There's always next time, though, right?
Thanks, all. I did actually try to get us a res at Setttles' Kitchen, but they couldn't accommodate us all so early, so I went searching and found Basho Japanese Brasserie. It was excellent, something for everyone. My picky son ended up staying home, (although he loves tamago rolls and shumai and would have enjoyed this place), and my daughter brought a friend.
We will definitely go back for the robato grilled veggies and meats, shrimp with udon noodles, various makis, and really nice wine and sake selection.